The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) would like to invite you to join an interactive presentation about the new ICD-9-CM version 6.0 AHRQ Quality Indicators (QIs) software for SAS and WinQI.
The ICD-9-CM v6.0 SAS software for the Prevention Quality Indicators (PQIs) and Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) was released at the end of September 2016 and is available at: http://www.qualityindicators.
Presentations will be delivered by the AHRQ QI Team via a webinar. The presentations will be followed by a question and answer session. The webinar will specifically:
- Provide an overview of the AHRQ QIs
- Highlight enhancements to select PQIs and PSIs, including the Patient Safety and Adverse Events Composite (PSI 90)
- Discuss improvements to the ICD-9-CM v6.0 software (SAS and WinQI)
Who Benefits from this Webinar: Organizations that have been using the AHRQ QI software, those that recently started using the AHRQ QIs and/or QI software, and those that are considering their use.
Save the Date: Learn about improvements to the ICD-9-CM v6.0 AHRQ Prevention Quality Indicators (PQIs) and Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs) software by joining our webinar on October 19, 2016 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (ET). To register, please visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.
The AHRQ Quality Indicator Support Team
About the AHRQ Quality Indicators
The AHRQ QIs include four sets of measures—Prevention Quality Indicators (PQIs), Inpatient Quality Indicators (IQIs), Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs), and Pediatric Quality Indicators (PDIs)—which address quality of care for patients hospitalized for a broad range of procedures or conditions that are high risk, problem prone, and/or high volume. The AHRQ QIs represent a national standard and are publicly available at no cost to the user. Many of the indicators are endorsed by the National Quality Forum (NQF), suggesting that stakeholders across the healthcare enterprise view the measures as "best in class". They can be used to support quality improvement efforts, public reporting, and accountability programs, and ultimately to help provide safe, effective care to patients. Many of the AHRQ QIs are used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other payers for quality monitoring, pay-for-performance, and value-based purchasing initiatives. Hospitals and health systems can use AHRQ QIs as part of an overall performance initiative to improve the quality of care. For more information about the AHRQ QIs visithttp://www.qualityindicators.